The Perfect Pie Crust

The Perfect Pie Crust – This deliciously buttery, flaky pie crust is so quick and easy to make, and will pair perfectly with your homemade pie filling!

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Today, I bring you my all-time favourite PERFECT pie crust recipe. Because everyone should make pie from scratch every now and again. 😉

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This pie crust is so quick and easy to make, and is only made with a few simple ingredients – flour, a little sugar, salt, butter, and water. It can be made by hand using a pastry cutter or two forks, or you can use your food processor!

Once made, you’ll chill the dough for at least 1 hour before use. This just keeps everything cold, which helps to produce the flakiest, most tender crust. Check out my Homemade Cherry Pie! ↓

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Enjoy! 🙂

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5 from 1 vote
The Perfect Pie Crust
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yields: 2 crusts
This deliciously buttery, flaky pie crust is so quick and easy to make, and will pair perfectly with your homemade pie filling!
  • 2 and 1/2 cups plain/all-purpose flour 312g
  • 2 tablespoons caster/granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 6 - 8 tablespoons ice cold water
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter, and using a pastry cutter, or two forks (you may also use a food processor), cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal with pea-sized pieces.

  2. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until the crumbs start to form large clumps of dough.

  3. Transfer the dough to a floured surface, and gather into a ball. Cut the dough in half, and shape each half into 1-inch thick discs. Wrap each disc tightly in clingfilm, and refrigerate for at least an hour (and up to 5 days). You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before use.


This recipe makes two crusts. You can halve the recipe if you only need one, or you can freeze the other half.

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The Perfect Pie Crust | @marshasbakeblog

The Perfect Pie Crust | @marshasbakeblog

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  • Reply
    July 12, 2017 at 12:13 am

    What a beautiful pie crust!

  • Reply
    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    July 14, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I love baking staples like this! Once you figure the basic recipe, you can use it for everything. 🙂 Also, I know I sound like a broken record, but I have to say it again: your pie game is SO on point! I cannot wait to check out your cherry pie recipe next. LOVE. Pinned, of course! <3

    • Reply
      July 14, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      Thanks, Demeter! 🙂 xo

  • Reply
    Kathy carnes
    July 20, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Marsha, what kind of cherries did you use? Bing? Will it have a sweet/sour taste like the store bought versions? I am an experienced cook/baker and recently read an article stating the cherry makes the difference in the flavor. I’m definitely trying this soon! Thanks!

    • Reply
      July 21, 2017 at 12:29 am

      You can use any you fancy! Some even use a combination of both sweet and tart cherries. Either work beautifully in this pie 🙂

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